The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making. These statements provide a framework; they cannot and do not dictate conduct to cover particular situations.
Adopted at the 1939 Midwinter Meeting by the ALA Council; amended June 30, 1981; June 28, 1995; January 22, 2008; and June 29, 2021.
The library maintains the right to ask all individuals in the library building who do not follow the UCC Student Code of Conduct and these library rules of conduct to leave the library.
All UCC students, faculty, and staff may use their UCC ID as their library card. Residents of the UCC Service District are welcome to apply for a UCC Library card.
UCC Service District residents may obtain a library card by filling out an application and showing identification with a current UCC Service District address.
Applicants under the age of 18, if not UCC students, must have the co-signature of a parent or legal guardian.
Every borrower is responsible for all materials checked out on his/her account. Qualifying community borrowers are issued a free UCC library card; a replacement card is available for $1.00. Materials will be charged out only to individuals with a current UCC Library account.
Library books may be checked out for a period of three weeks. No more than 10 may be checked out to a borrower account at any one time.
Reserve material can be checked out to current UCC students only; loan periods and restrictions vary according to the Instructor for the class.
Library materials may be renewed twice unless they are recalled, requested by another patron, overdue, or placed on reserve.
Overdue, lost, or damaged items
The UCC Library does not charge overdue fines at this time. Patrons with items 4 weeks overdue will be billed for full replacement cost, plus a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee, which will be entered as a "hold" on the campus computer system, stopping registration and all student transactions. Fines will be waived when items are returned in good, working condition. Overdue materials cannot be renewed. Overdue fines are nonrefundable.
Borrowers with overdue materials and/or fines totaling more than $5.00 may not be allowed to check out materials.
The library user is responsible for the return of borrowed materials. Lost or damaged library materials must be paid for at full replacement value. Damaged materials are items that cannot be repaired, all damaged or long overdue materials are subject to a $5.00 processing fee.
Damaged items will be held at the circulation desk for 30 days after notification to the borrower. A non-refundable $5.00 processing fee is added to the cost for replacing items. The full replacement value less the processing fee will be refunded or credited to your account for materials returned within one year of the original due date.
Overdue fines, processing fees, and Collections services fees will still apply to your account and may vary depending on the item. Return of items overdue for more than one year after the original due date will not be accepted in the library at any time before or after payment and will not result in the reduction of fines, fees, or replacement costs.
Reasons generally not regarded as valid for canceling or reducing charges:
Reserve Materials: Loan Periods and Late Fees
Reserve overdue fines are charged at a rate of $ .25 per hour with a maximum fine equal to the cost of a new replacement book at the UCC Bookstore. Students who keep Reserve items significantly past the time they are due, preventing other students from using the material, may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and the instructor for the class using the material.
Term reserves are checked out for one term with the due date the last Friday of term. Term reserve overdue fines are charged at a rate of $ .25 per hour with a maximum fine of $10 for each title checked out.
Loan periods and other limits for reserve materials will be determined by the instructor. Any exceptions must be in writing, or direct phone contact between the instructor and library staff.
Overdue reserve materials must be returned before payment of fines will be accepted.
If a student owes a $5.00 overdue fine for the late return of a library laptop, they cannot check out another laptop until they pay the full $5.00
Last updated 2/4/2024
Every UCC student, faculty, or staff member approved for a Service Animal is given an accommodation letter that indicates approval of a Service Animal. In the interest of safety to others, it is in our rights to request to see that accommodation letter for verification, only the portion that pertains to services animals.
Emotional Support Animals are not allowed in any UCC buildings other than assigned dormitories without explicit approval by the appropriate parties (Accessibility Coordinator for students, Human Resources for faculty and staff).
Public patrons must adhere to the same rules and regulations as those of UCC faculty, staff, and students. In the event that a public patron or their service animal does not adhere to these specifications, it is within our rights to ask them to leave.
Last updated 2/2/2024
The UCC Library provides access to collections sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format, and currency to support instructional programs, curriculum, and the academic learning environment. The library strives to provide a collection that is responsive to the evolving needs of students, faculty, staff, programs, that enables learning, creativity and innovation, and that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The collection includes electronic and print material, including journals, books, reference material, media, magazines, news, academic websites, and software.
The collection is assessed to determine how well it supports instructional programs, curriculum, and the academic learning environment. Assessment is done on an ongoing basis and reported annually in the library’s annual assessment report. A collection development plan for the upcoming year is made based upon the assessment report. The assessment report also informs the library’s marketing plan and information library instruction.
Collection Development Process
Collection assessment and development is ongoing. Faculty representatives from each program are consulted each year to determine their collection needs in order to support the curriculum and instruction so that their students can meet course and program learning outcomes. This includes consideration of subject, digital or print format, accessibility, usability, diversity, equity, inclusion, future marketing of the material to students and information literacy instruction. Budgetary changes needed to the collection are included in the annual budget process. While the library works closely with faculty to make collection development decisions, the library director makes the final collection development decisions in order to create a balanced collection to support the academic goals of the college.
Selection and Deselection of Material
When selecting material, we consider the collection as a whole and select or deselect material based upon:
The library does not purchase these textbooks, but rather they are purchased by ASUCC or provided by individual faculty. The library collaborates with faculty and ASUCC to purchase and maintain the reserve collection. The library also houses and facilitates the checkout and replacement of textbooks provided by specific programs to students for term-checkout.
The library houses and facilitates the checkout of technology purchased by other programs. The library also purchases technology to meet the specific needs of students, such as laptops for use in the library and graphing and financial calculators.
Interlibrary Loan & Consortiums
The library provides interlibrary loan service to students, faculty, and staff in order to provide them with access to material that is not included in the library collection. The library maintains consortial memberships in order to share resources and obtain reduced pricing for collections. The library continually seeks consortial memberships and resources sharing agreements which would provide the collections needed while rescuing the collections cost.
Collection Discovery and Access
Library provides user-friendly and accessible interfaces with multiple access points to its collections. The library strives to apply universal design principles for all of the access points for its collections in order to improve their discoverability and usability.
The library maintains the technology and infrastructure needed to provide the collections and discovery services.
The library supports the following statements from the American Library Association and the Film and Media Round Table of the American Library Association.
Complaints regarding the collection will be directed to the library director. Complainants will be asked to submit their complaint in writing. A library committee which will include at least one librarian and faculty member will review the material and the complaint and make a final decision regarding the collection. The complainant will receive a written response regarding the final decision.
Community Member Access to Collection
The collection is available to community members who live within the UCC service district after obtaining a UCC library card.
By using a library computer, you agree to abide by the UCC Acceptable Use Policy. All use of college-owned equipment and network services must be in compliance with applicable UCC policies, procedures and guidelines as well as the laws of the State of Oregon.
SOFTWARE AND DATA FILES
Learn about copyright infringement, plagiarism, and academic integrity in the Student Code of Conduct.
Course reserves are defined as material such as books, articles, and video used for teaching and learning in a course.
Course reserves, both physical and electronic (e-reserves), will be provided in a manner that respects Fair Use rights, the rights of copyright holders, copyright law, and applicable licenses.
Course reserve materials will be:
Physical Reserve Materials:
17 U.S.C. 107 - Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phone records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include -
Interlibrary loan is a service offered by the UCC Library which enables UCC students and staff to borrow materials from other libraries throughout the United States. This service is available to current UCC students and staff only.
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
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We're here to help you with research for your assignments, Canvas, Zoom, technology, citations, finding and accessing library resources, getting started at the library, and questions about the college.
The UCC Library's computer lab provides access to:
We would love for you to work with us. Library Aide jobs are paid positions that are available to students who willing to help others. Learn more!
Welcome UCC Faculty!
Welcome! We at the library love working with you and your students, and are currently in the process of revamping our "Resources for UCC Faculty" research guide. Please reach out to us using the "Contact Us" page for current information.
The UCC Library building is open to the public and offers access to the library computer lab, study spaces, wifi, and to access the physical collection while in the library.
Residents of the UCC Service District are welcome to apply for a UCC Library Community Member Borrowing Card which allows you to borrow from our physical collection of print books and physical media and to access our online resources including ebooks, articles, and streaming video from the UCC Library Search Box and our Online Collections while physically on campus.
For questions about research and library resources, visit the library in-person or use our chat service to contact us.
Materials can be returned to the library's front desk during open hours, or to the book drop located on the parking lot side of the building..
Please see the UCC Library Policies section for further information about our services.
Oregon State University and University of Oregon offer free borrowing privileges to Oregon residents 16 years and older through their Oregon Card programs.
Portland State University offers free borrowing privileges to Oregon residents who show a public library card and photo ID to PSU Library Circulation Desk. Others may pay a $50 annual fee for borrowing privileges.
Umpqua Community College Library, 1140 Umpqua College Rd., Roseburg, OR 97470, 541-440-4640
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